NILMDTS Volunteers and Gorgeous Maternity Models
“I don’t know who you’ll be but I know you’ll be my everything” – unknown
There is nothing more beautiful than an expecting mother. Pregnancy is one of our favorite things to photograph. As most of you know, I volunteer for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS). Unfortunately this month has hit San Antonio a little harder than usual. With only a handful of volunteers in San Antonio, you can imagine how this can take a toll on us. It doesn’t help that I sprained my ankle pretty bad a few months ago and haven’t been able to take as many sessions as I would normally but I am thankful to be on such an amazing team of volunteers who will at times stop what they are doing- even if it means leaving a Mother’s Day gathering to help another mother in need. This is not something that we are required to do, it’s something that calls to us in our heart. Last year, I made a stop on the way to my sons birthday party to help a family who was in need of our services. It’s not a second thought- it’s a call we get and we go. I am especially thankful for all the supportive families out there- including mine, for understanding that sometimes our world has to pause for a bit to help another family. Because we had an unusual amount of calls this month and because doing what we love can sometimes take an emotional toll on us, I was so happy that two of our amazing volunteers decided to have a fun maternity model call with tons of amazing couture gowns last week and just get together and shoot some gorgeous expecting mamas just for fun as friends.